Job management tasks
Various tasks in BMC Server Automation enable you to manage your jobs, whether at the creation and definition stage, the execution stage, while jobs are running, or after they have finished running.
Job defining tasks are mostly covered in the various sections that focus on individual job types. Additional tasks for the creation and definition stage that are described in the following sections include organizing jobs and assigning properties to jobs.
After jobs have been defined, BMC Server Automation provides various ways to access the jobs. For jobs in progress, you can use the Tasks in Progress view to obtain information about and to cancel jobs in progress. For scheduled jobs, you can use the Job Schedules view.
The most important point of access is the Jobs folder. From the Jobs folder you can execute jobs and view job definitions, job results, job history, and job logs. While browsing a specific server through the Servers folder, you can view job activity for jobs that have already executed on the server, and you can also access full job results for Snapshot Jobs and Audit Jobs that have run on the server.
BMC Server Automation also:
- Provides procedures that can help you avoid or resolve issues that may occur when a job encounters an unresponsive or unlicensed server. These include defining time-outs for jobs and updating server status before running a job.
- Lets you export most types of jobs so they can be saved in an external file system, and then import those jobs back into BMC Server Automation.
- Includes a retention policy utility that allows you to mark old job runs for deletion from the database. For more information, see Marking data for deletion.